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Friday, September 18, 2020

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Celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx people throughout the month and all year long! Below are some booklists celebrating Latinx stories and authors, created by our friends at Marin County Free Library.
TEEN FICTION
JUVENILE FICTION
ADULT FICTION

Author Spotlight: Elizabeth Acevedo

Paula Nichols has over 12 years of experience helping high school students “Reflect, Focus, and Express” in creating meaningful college essay narratives. She joins us again to offer her popular free information sessions for teens (and parents too)! Attend one or both. 

Bonus! Participants may sign up for a complimentary private consultation with Paula post workshop.

 

UC Personal Insight Statements

Saturday, October 10, 2pm
 

UC Personal Insight Statements

Saturday, October 10, 2pm

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Pint-Size Storytime

Lea brings us a pint-size storytime in Spanish and English!
Only the Cat Saw, and Lo que pasa en la noche

Events, Services & More

Please join us on Wednesday, September 23rd at 6PM for a very special event featuring Keith Knight!  Registration is full, but you can catch it live on our Facebook page.



KEITH KNIGHT is a rapper, social activist, father and educator. Knight is part of a generation of African-American artists who were raised on hip-hop, and infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. The NAACP recognized him as a 2015 History Maker. Woke, a show based on Keith, debuts on Hulu on September 9th. He’s the creator of three popular comic strips: The Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles.
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Wednesay, October 7 at 4PM

Join us for a book discussion followed by an author talk and Q&A with Ernesto Cisneros, author of Efrén Divided. In this new middle-grade novel, middle school student Efrén Nava must balance school work and friendships while finding a way to bring his mother home after she is deported to Mexico.

We have copies available to check-out, or read as an eBook in Hoopla.

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The Library of Congress National Books Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity

Registration is now OPEN for the 20th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, to be held online Sept. 25-27. More than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets and children's writers will be on hand; register today and start building your schedule for this free festival!
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The National Book Festival will culminate in a two-hour PBS Books special exploring ingenuity of acclaimed American authors. Hosted by Hoda Kotb, the special will premiere on Sunday, September 27th at 6pm on KQED PLUS.

Leading up to the special, PBS Books is hosting virtual events to showcase several talented, ingenious authors who will be featured. These intimate, moderated Q&As will be deep-dives into the work of some of the most celebrated literary luminaries of our time, all while providing insights into the upcoming festival. 
PBS BOOKS

Marin County Parks Pass

Check-out our Marin County Park Passes to explore our beautiful parks for free! Good for one passenger vehicle entry and parking at Black Point Boat Launch, Miller Point Boat Launch, Stafford Lake Park, Paradise Beach Park, and McNear Beach Park.
PLACE A HOLD

Join Peller for this 3-class series occurring on the 2nd Mondays:  October 12, November 9, and December 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Attend all 3 classes, or drop-in at any point.

Dive into your creativity without all the routines, stress, and obligations that keep us distracted from our dreams. It’s an adventurous mix of writing and some art. This class requires no experience.

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Featured Resource: Anti-Racist Books for Middle Schoolers

Fiction and Nonfiction titles for middle schoolers about African diasporic experiences and how to be anti-racist.
 
MORE ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES

Beginner & Intermediate Classes via Zoom

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  1. Place a hold on items online or by phone
  2. When you receive an email notification that your items are ready:
    • DOWNTOWN: Call to schedule an appointment
    • PICKLEWEED: Call or visit-- no appointment required
  • Face coverings are required for service
  • We do not know when we will open for walk-in service.
  • Northgate Library is not open for curbside service.

 

Curbside Hours


Downtown Library
Sun: Closed
Mon, Tues, & Weds: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thurs: 12:00 to 6:00pm
Fri & Sat: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Pickleweed Library
Sat, Sun, & Mon: Closed
Tues: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Weds & Thurs: 12:00 to 6:00pm
Fri: 10:00am to 4:00pm
PLACE A HOLD
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Maximize Your Card

Featured Online Resource: Britannica

Learn about any subject with content for all grades and all reading abilities K-12. Find articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites.
BRITANNICA
ALL ONLINE RESOURCES

Ancestry at Home

Ancestry Remote Access is available through Dec 31, 2020!
 
FIND IT HERE
Request books that are not availble in our MARINet Catalog. The item is free and shipped directly to you using Amazon. 
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Free Streaming Media with Your Library Card

Enjoy access to popular movies, shows, eBooks and eAudio with Hoopla, and find thoughtful shows and movies for kids and adults on Kanopy. No wait lists or holds!

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